Hermannus Contractus (Augiensis, Hermann of Reichenau, Herman the Cripple)

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Born: 18 July 1013
Died: 24 September 1054 — Reichenau — Germany
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Hermannus Contractus wrote hymns; his best known is Salve Regina.

Three of the five symphonies written by the Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya are based on his texts.

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Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
Thu 24 Apr: Von Hollywood nach Pankow - Hanns Eisler und die Frauen Arnold Schönberg Center Schwarzenbergplatz 6 1030 Wien
Sun 27 Apr: Godelieve Shrama + Wouter Snoei Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Amsterdam
Sat 3 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” Church of the Holy Apostles New York
Sun 4 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th St., NY, NY
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(1774) Christoph Willibald von Gluck: Premiere of Iphigenie in Aulis, in Paris, France.
(1936) Alban Berg: Premiere of the violin concerto “Dem Andenken eines Engels”, in Barcelona, Spain.
(1964) Roger Huntington Sessions: Premiere of Montezuma, in Berlin, Germany.
(1967) György Sándor Ligeti: Premiere of the cello concerto, in Berlin, Germany.
(1971) Aribert Reimann: Premiere of Melusine, in Schwetzingen, Germany.

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[details ←] Alma Redemptoris Mater, piano, vocal, , choral, vocal,
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Hymns of the Early Church (Large Print): Translations from the Poetry of the Latin Church
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Die Chronik Herimanns Von Reichenau (German Edition)
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